Community Support Officer (CSO)

The AFC Fylde Community Foundation is a forward thinking and fast moving community trust which works in partnership with AFC Fylde Football Club, based in Kirkham Lancashire. The Foundation currently deliver a number of flagship community development programmes, which support a wide range of cohorts, from Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre and Preston.

Funded by the Big Lottery Fund, the European Union Social Fund, and supported by Selnet, an exciting opportunity has arisen, for a motivated, committed and driven CSO, to join the Foundations extended services team.

The CSO, will be responsible for the delivery of The ‘Age of Opportunity’ programme, along with a range of local partners who have been commissioned to deliver a three year, Big Lottery Fund and EU Social Fund, project which works with over 50’s throughout Fylde and Wyre, supporting them towards, and back into employment.

The CSO will be a highly motivated specialist support worker experienced in supporting unemployed and at times vulnerable adults, alongside meeting targets, demonstrating comprehensive assessment skills, in order to carry this work out.

The CSO must demonstrate the ability to work in very close partnership with theme leads, and must possess a comprehensive understanding of Personal Development Plans, which includes the development of such plans, including monitoring and evaluation. 

The CSO must be able and confident in supplying ‘end of support, exit strategies’, which includes working to improve participants mental and physical wellbeing, accessing work placement and employment opportunities and offering stimulating volunteering packages, in order to move participants closer to the employment market.

Application process: Email- tomhutton@afcfylde.co.uk or call 07739796101 for an application pack.

Closing date: 5pm on Wednesday 29th November 2017

Click here for full job spec: JOBS age of opportunity job profile